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The unfinished quilt of the late Rita Smith was purchased at an estate sale by Shannon Downey. A notion to complete the deceased woman's work turned into a 1,000-volunteer project, the final product of which will be presented at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY this weekend. Downey speaks with Tracy Ross about the quilt and the process of finally finishing it.

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          At 13 years old, Carol Larson stood at 6 feet and 6.5 inches. Due to surgically shortening her legs at an attempt at 'normalcy,' Larson faced challenges every day of her life, which she then translated into various art forms -- one of which has found a new home in Paducah's National Quilt Museum.